Hello My Friends,
Today I want to share with you a handmade coffee cup birthday card that I made for my brother-in-law. I have seen lots of cards in the shape of a coffee cups like the ones you would see at your local coffee shop, and I thought that would be a fun idea for a birthday card. Well after looking at all of my Cricut Cartridges, would you believe that I did not have that cartridge? So here is where a little imagination and some creativity comes in.
Using the From My Kitchen Cricut Cartridge, Gypsy and Cricut Expression machine, I made a coffee cup card.
I cut the shape in blackout mode of the refrigerator, yup, you read that correctly the refrigerator. All I did was cut the two small legs off the bottom and I had the shape of a coffee cup. I was enclosing a gift card into this card so i just made sure when sizing this card that the card would fit inside without sticking out. Using the Gypsy I welding the sides together which made a card. All I needed to do is fold in the center.
As I am writing this post and looking at the From My Kitchen Cricut Cartridge booklet and I am laughing because I could have just used the shift function and I would have got the same image and wouldn’t have had to cut off the legs. 🙂
Anyway I increased the size and cut it out again but his time with a brown cardstock. Then using a paper cutter (or you could use a scissor) just snipped off the top pf the refrigerator shape to make it look like a lid. It looked good but seeing pictures of coffee cup lids they had some curve to it, so I took a small oval paper punch and with one punch on each side did the trick of looking like a lid. Then added a piece of raffia for a little extra dimension.
For the bottom half of the coffee cup took the brown cardstock, cut a strip that would wrap around the entire card (just like the cup wrap you would get in a coffee shop so you don’t burn your hands on the hot cup) ran that strip through the Cuttlebug with embossing folder. Final touch was the circle birthday sentiment, circle punch then applied with a pop dot.
~ Happy Birthday Harry ~